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Spectroscopic Classification of ASASSN-16ol and ASASSN-16oq as Type Ia SNe

ATel #9850; Jay Strader, Laura Chomiuk, Laura Shishkovsky (Michigan State University)
on 12 Dec 2016; 20:15 UT
Credential Certification: Jay Strader (strader@pa.msu.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

We obtained optical spectra of ASASSN-16ol (ATel #9826) and ASASSN-16oq (ATel #9838) on UT 2016 December 12.1 and 12.3, respectively, with the Goodman Spectrograph on the SOAR telescope. Classification with SNID (Blondin and Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) indicates ASASSN-16ol is a normal Type Ia SN at z~0.027 about 3 days before peak, and ASASSN-16oq is a normal Type Ia SN about 10 days past peak. The redshift of ASASSN-16oq is consistent with proposed host galaxy AM 1228-353 NED02 (z=0.019920, via NED).